Sooner or later this pandemic will pass, at a very high cost, but it will pass. We’re all in a great hurry right now and we are all longing for it to be over. We want to start again, to get back on the right track. This is only normal. Solidarity obliges us to hope that the weakest among us will be spared further suffering. Hope urges us to look forward, and charity must be industrious….this is all well and good. But the pandemic is also a call to deeper spiritual conversion. A call not only for the Christian faithful, but also for all men and women, who remain creatures of God even when they do not remember Him. A better life in our common home, at peace with creatures, with others, with God—a life rich in meaning requires conversion.